Intercultural Exchange

  • An online training and exchange program for high schools students from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and the U.S. August 3-21, 2020  Attention, high schoolers in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia! HANDS, in partnership with World Chicago, is inviting interested and talented high-school students from the MENA region (Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia) to apply for an intensive social […]

  • HANDS facilitates personalized, one-on-one Arabic classes conducted online by professional teachers based in Egypt. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of instruction available. Conversational Egyptian dialect, as well as Modern Standard Arabic classes offered. Profits from classes support non-profit work in poorest of the poor communities.

  • HANDS is pleased to announce our new online seminar “Understanding Contemporary Egypt,” which will explore Egypt through a variety of topics over the course of six weeks from October 2 to November 6. Each week a new topic will be introduced and analyzed by leading experts in the field. The seminar will bring together speakers […]

  •   The Professional Fellows Program between Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and the U.S.   Theme: Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Development for Organizations Improving the Status of Women Funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this program seeks applicants […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions for the Professional Fellows Program Here at HANDS we get lots of questions regarding the application process for the Professional Fellows Program. Below are answers to some of our most common questions. Please note, these answers are specific for the current exchange program. To get an overview of the program and hear about […]

  • HANDS is committed to building bridges between the US, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco to further our mutual goals. In line with this mission, HANDS is working with the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, as an implementing partner in the Professional Fellows Program, bringing mid-level professionals and emerging leaders from Egypt, […]

  • The Village Partnership is a development program HANDS was involved with for more than eight years. It is implemented in various urban slums and rural areas in Cairo and Upper Egypt, one area at a time. The program aims to support locally initiated projects that bring improvements in health, education, housing and environment, agriculture, economic […]

  • This art exhibit consists of 12 wood-carved paintings that depict life in communities in Egypt that are being transformed thanks to the support of our American partners and friends. These poignant portrayals of the life of the poor in villages and cities include depictions of health programs, women’s education, inter-religious understanding and other important programs […]

  • Forum for Intercultural Dialogue in Egypt HANDS supports the Forum for Intercultural Dialogue (FID), a large conflict resolution program in Egypt, which was started in 1992 by CEOSS, one of the largest service organizations in Egypt, This program is a result of recognizing that promoting democracy, pluralism, tolerance and analytical, scientific thinking must accompany economic […]

  • In recent years, American perceptions of the Middle East and the Arab world have suffered as a result of political events, lack of communication and interaction, and media portrayal, among other things. Likewise, Arabs’ and Muslims’ views of the United States have grown increasingly negative, particularly among youth. Such a situation  has resulted in less productive […]

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